The Lost Island (Gideon Crew Series #3)

The Lost Island (Gideon Crew Series #3)

by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
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The Lost Island (Gideon Crew Series #3) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 56 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very Interesting Plot and Great Characters. The plot had enough mystery and intrigue to keep me reading until the very end. Gideon Crew is a first-rate character. I can't wait for more.
sailorgirl38 More than 1 year ago
Preston and Child did it again.... I could not put the book down once I started reading, everything else came to a screeching halt until I had finished the book. Somehow, they manage to never get repetitive. From the first page the reader never knows what's going to happen....
LoveToReadJFE More than 1 year ago
The Lost Island is everything a thriller should be, a gripping story filled with unexpected twists and turns, one that keeps readers page-turning far into the night. Gideon Crew, working for the enigmatic Eli Glinn, heads off to the Caribbean only to discover that intelligence, amazing sleight-of-hand, and “social engineering” just might not be enough to pull off this job . . . or to keep him alive.
bonnieCA More than 1 year ago
I didn't like Gideon's attitude in this book. I don't know why he came across as so antagonistic; maybe it was the boss who made him act that way. This one was a little different and not as engrossing as the others. Still has the evil genius who must be stopped before he ruins the world.
KKR More than 1 year ago
Clearly, Preston and Child intend this one to be snapped up by Hollywood. In fact, toward the end, "star" Gideon Crew remarks to Amy, the woman hired to go on the expedition with him, "This is like something out of a B movie." The opening eleven chapters, which were given away free, are excellent; Crew must find a way to steal the Book of Kells, Ireland's greatest treasure. Then the real novel begins: Find a secret medicine somewhere in the world by following a map of great but undetermined age that is on a vellum scroll made by who knows whom? On the way, deal somehow with pirates, angry natives, and a monster.
PattyAnneCA More than 1 year ago
Of course a novel by Preston and Child is exciting. Goes without saying. But the premise of this one is way out there. It is still worth reading as a vehicle of escape. And we now have a feminine super hero to go with Gideon on his escapade.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best & unique action books I have ever read.
daveb48 More than 1 year ago
This is Book 3 in Preston and Child's Gideon Crew series and is the eeriest so far. Gideon is hired to steal the Book of Kells while it is on exhibit in New York. In reality, the client (Glinn, whom we have met in the earlier books) only wants one page of the book. I won't go into more detail than that at the risk of spoilers, but suffice it to say that the Book of Kells is far from the final objective here. Gideon finds himself on a very strange quest to find an elixir that is alluded to in, of all things, The Iliad. He and his female partner get into all sorts of trouble, not the least of which is an encounter with a creature out of ancient legends. While much of this story is fantastical, the plot is interesting enough to keep the reader turning pages, if only to find out how Gideon and his partner get out of their latest scrape. I am not as in love with the Gideon Crew series as I am with the Pendergast series, but I've read all three books in this series so far and like them well enough to continue. This book leads into the next book at the end and I will no doubt read that one too. I like Gideon as a character despite his shady past and uncertain future.
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Murph More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok so where are we?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is full of action and thrills.
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Virginiaw More than 1 year ago
This was my favorite Gideon Crew novel yet. So many good characters and the story line was awesome. i have not been disappointed yet in one of his books. Love all the action and adventure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
it's a non-stop action thriller with a lost race of Cyclops ! totally believable story !
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RickT-1111 More than 1 year ago
I was captivated. The adventures piled on one after another, with scary moments, exotic characters and locale. The main characters and their relationships grew richer and more complex in this new Gideon Crew installment. Great read.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite Readers are reunited with Gideon Crew in The Lost Island. This is the third book Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child have written in the Gideon Crew series. Gideon Crew is a brilliant scientist and a master thief. Gideon’s employer, Eli Glinn, has given him what is an almost impossible assignment: to steal a page from the Book of Kells, which is on display in New York City. As fans know, nothing is impossible for Gideon. Gideon and Amy set out on a quest to find the treasure that could save Gideon’s life, a lotus plant with purported special properties. Their search takes them to the Caribbean where they face one peril after another.  The action in Lost Island is bigger than life. It is impossible to review this book and not give away spoilers. What can a reviewer do other than give strong hints - there is a mythological creature from Homer’s Odyssey, the creature is the key to the lotus plant and the creature comes to care for Amy. Now isn’t that larger than life? The action certainly doesn’t stop there. Both Amy and Gideon are in constant danger. Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child have done it! The first two Gideon Crew books were good but Lost Island is superb. While most of the action is unbelievable, it is also commanding, astonishing and unpredictable. I was enthralled with this book from the first page to the last. My copy of The Lost Island is in audio format and the narrator is David W. Collins.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great read, looking forward to the next book in the series!
eyeshield_21 More than 1 year ago
Very much enjoyed the weaving of fact and fiction/action. Felt very Indiana Jones-ish.  So of course, loved this book.
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